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thoroughwort

[thur-oh-wurt, -wawrt, -uh-wurt, -uh-wawrt, thuhr-] /ˈθɜr oʊˌwɜrt, -wɔrt, -əˌwɜrt, -əˌwɔrt, ˈθʌr-/
noun
1.
Origin of thoroughwort
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; thorough + wort2
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  • I think I never did it but three times; and the third time it was thoroughwort and molasses!

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • I did not know she was near-sighted, and had not seen me drinking her thoroughwort.

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • O, there is nothing equal to thoroughwort for keeping out the cold.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • But dont forget to first take a dose of the thoroughwort syrup.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • We read of tea made from ribwort, from sage, from thoroughwort, from strawberry and currant leaves.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Addison, you bear it in mind, for George is awful forgetful, especially about taking his thoroughwort.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Having made away with the pie, and much of the sandwiches, we turned our attention for a moment to the thoroughwort syrup.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • I suppose she thought my guilt would bring its own punishment, for she probably knew the thoroughwort would make me sick.

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • Moreover, she was an excellent nurse, and next to her Bible, believed in thoroughwort.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • He never mentioned Jenny afterwards, nor said a word about the thoroughwort tea.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre

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